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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

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Meet the ninety year old doctor, who, with the aid of a few simple exercises, is still practising medicine. His is just one of the incredible stories ... Show synopsis

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CopakeWillow

Fascinating Book

by CopakeWillow on Oct 18, 2012

I am always fascinated by the changes in our scientific knowledge over time. You know, everything in the universe revolves around the earth and there's scientific proof of that -- until it's scientifically proven not to be true. This book presents another example of that, not about the universe, but about the brain. It turns out the brain can and does keep changing, can and does learn to compensate. All of which opens up a world of possibilities for people with disabilities and with injuries and possibly for those of us who are "normal", whatever that means. This book is written in clear, understandable language for all including those of us who are not experts.

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bass1clarinet@charter.net

Great Book

by bass1clarinet@charter.net on Jul 6, 2012

This is a book that should be read. It has very good insights on the subject.

Donna

A Must Read!

by Donna on Jul 4, 2012

I borrowed this from a friend, but wasn't far into it when I knew I had to own my own copy. As a chronic pain sufferer for 54 years, I found the chapter on pain the most fascinating and helpful. It discusses causes of referred pain and ameliorating chronic pain with imagery, visualization and illusion -- even discusses successful experiments curing phantom limb pain. There is hope! Doige has a lively and readable style, making a complex topic understandable to the non-scientist. Excellent material on OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) , computer game addiction, relationship of pain and pleasure, how to get over porno addiction by understanding its causes, improving memory ...so much more!

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by Cheryl D on Mar 1, 2012

Very interesting book. Will change your mind about how you perceive the brain!

Donna G

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by Donna G on Aug 30, 2011

Purchased this book for my brother who has lekeumia. One of his doctors at the Cancer Treatments Of America in Tulsa OK recommended it. He has enjoyed it.

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